Everyone loves to keep up with the latest trends, and what better way to do that then to visit one of the many fashion capitals around the world? The definition is as follows: “A fashion capital is a city which has a major influence on international fashion trends and is a key center for the
fashion industry.” No matter which continent you plan on roaming, there is bound to be a fashion forward city close by. Designers have the greatest opportunities of making it big in the fashion capitals. You can find but only the trendiest of souls in these fashion dominated cities; nothing less than one’s best is to be expected in a fashion capital. The fashion industry is booming and is gradually taking over new cities, one by one. You might notice that all fashion capitals host a “fashion week” every year to debut the latest and greatest trends. Here are just a few of the top fashion capitals in the world.
New York has most definitely earned its spot as the number one fashion capital of the world. As many know, America is a melting pot of cultures and New York is the greatest representation of that. Anyone who wants to become the next big thing tries to make it in the Big Apple. There are so many different types of people, trying to make it in the fashion industry, which we all know is a cutthroat business. There are schools dedicated to fashion and design, such as the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons The New School for Design. Not only is New York the hotspot for designer, it is also a mecca for models. If you want to work with big name designers, New York is definitely the place to start. There are so many world-renowned modeling agencies just in New York City, it will make your head spin. New York is most definitely the end-all be-all of the fashion industry.
Home of the Little Black Dress, Paris is by far one of the most popular fashion capitals known to man. The term “High Fashion” or Haute Couture (in French) was coined in Paris. This is how you know Paris means business when it comes to fashion. From this city you should expect simplicity in its fashion. It is home to some of the most famous names in fashion history such as Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Céline, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Chloe, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermès and Lanvin. Their school for design is the most famous fashion school known to man, the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Paris is probably the fashion capital of Europe, which is how well known it is for fashion.
From this fashion capital you will hear of names such as Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, and Tom Ford. London brings forth clean cut clothing; no frills are coming from this country. You are most likely to find basic fashions that make the foundation of all trends. Patterns such as plaid and argyle are common in English fashion.
Prada, Gucci, Dolce and Gabanna, Armani, and Roberto Cavalli are just a few major (household names) designers that made it big in this Italian city. From this fashion capital you should expect lots and lots of detail. Intricate designs and attention to details is what makes Italian fashion so loved, and Milan is a great representative of the country.